Transferring files? Ad hoc network?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by stanw, May 30, 2013.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    I have a MBP and a Macpro running 10.7.3.

    Is there someway I can plug in a FW 800 cable from my MBP into my Macpro to quickly transfer files?

    I have been copying files from the MBP to an external drive and then onto the Macpro, though I'm guessing there is an easier way?

    The Macpro is older so I do not think it supports Airdrop? It is a 2x3GHz Dual-Core.

    If these ideas do not work, how can I easily setup a ad hoc network to transfer files?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Dropbox is a great tool for transferring and sharing files between computers and other devices.
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Firewire target disk mode:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1661
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    See the following article for how to enable AirDrop on older Macs.
    http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/16/enable-airdrop-ethernet-and-unsupported-macs/

    Note that you have to run the command on BOTH Macs.

    Alternatively, if both Macs are connected to the same wireless router, you can turn on File sharing on one of the Macs, and the connect to it on the other one. Supply the username and password of the Mac that is sharing, not the Mac you're sitting at.
    If the Sharing computer is an admin user account, you will be able to mount every connected drive, as well as any shared folders.
     

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